04 Honda 919- Sudden loss/surge of power, strong fuel smell
First symptoms were at a stop light. Gas light had just become stable on, but rode for another mile or 2. Hit a stop light, bike bogs down and dies.
I start it up. Full power, bogs down again. It sounds like a 4 stroke 4 wheeler instead of a whiny sport bike and I have very little power like 25%-30%. The smell of gasoline becomes very strong. But suddenly the power comes back instantly and then goes into bog mode again, back and forth a few times. It's jolting and seemingly instant. I filled up the tank a 1/2 mile later. Didn't seem to help much.
I took it out the other day around the block. Same thing except it died at a stop light and could only start it again by pulling the "choke"(it's fuel injected) out.
Today I had to take it out but my destination was next to a bike shop but unfortunately couldn't take it in. I rode about 20 miles and took it on a highway. The power came back one time during an off ramp that I leaned a little aggressive into and when I started the bike after leaving it had full power for about 4 seconds. Also, when I arrived back home it had power for 1-2 seconds when I stopped after making a sharp u-turn. Also, still smelled very strong of gasoline the entire time. I was unable to find any leaks in the parking space where it always sits or pinpoint the source of the smell.
While the bike has very low power, it's able to run smoothly through the entire rev range.
Bike has 10,500 miles on it.